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Definition or Translation of Non–English-Language Words 


Cheryl Iverson

The literal translation of a non English-language word or phrase is usually enclosed in quotation marks if it follows the word or phrase, whereas the simple definition of the word or phrase is not. (See also , Non-English Words, Phrases, and Accent Marks, Accent Marks [Diacritics].)Hysterical patients may exhibit an attitude termed la belle indifférence (“beautiful indifference” or total unconcern) toward their condition.

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